Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Anthony Hamboussi- Newton Creek

Like many photographers with an eye for documentary landscape, I love the post industrial vista- particularly on weekends, when devoid of its temporary populace. It's filled with the melancholy and ghosts of eras great and fleeting, a telling preview of our own temporary passage from this mortal coil. Unfortunately, this particular genre has gotten somewhat of a bad rap of late with the glut of Motor City ruin porn. 

Anthony Hamboussi's Newton Creek extensively documents a still functional waterfront area in New York that still manages to eke out a fragile existence, economically if not environmentally. Although the book is more concerned with presenting a faithful documentation, many of the photographs, as you can readily see, go well beyond just that...


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